March 4th, 2015
The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets have enjoyed an outstanding season to this point.
They have a 24-4 overall record, swept all games in Class 6A, Region 3 and the region tournament, and look forward to Saturday night's meeting against Hattiesburg in the state tournament at Mississippi Coliseum.
The competition levels automatically rises when a player puts on a Starkville High School jersey.
No matter what the sport, the expectation does not change and currently the load rests on the shoulders of the Yellowjacket basketball team.
For Matt Wells and several other Mississippi State Bulldogs, Wednesday was a big day.
Mississippi State held its Pro Day with 20 athletes going through drills and all 32 National Football League teams were represented. The day featured 17 Bulldogs from last year's squad and three Bulldogs from the 2013 team.
Jerica James couldn't help from getting a little bit excited when she found out where the Southeastern Conference Women's Basketball Tournament was going to be this year.
When the Mississippi State senior point guard learned that Little Rock, Ark., was going to be the site of the event, she has been looking forward to the opportunity ever since.
Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman and leadoff hitter Katie Anne Bailey were not going to hesitate in the fifth inning.
With the score tied at 2-2 against Kennesaw State on Wednesday afternoon, the Bulldogs had a valuable run to pick up at second base in the form of Bailey.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen voted 5-0 to officially walk away from negotiations with Cadence Bank for its downtown headquarters as the new home for the Starkville Police Department.
Like every other small town in America, Starkville has its own distinct and memorable characters whose names are destined to become household words.
A multi-agency effort Tuesday landed at several people in jail on suspicion of various drug charges, according to an Oktibbeha County Sheriffâ€™s Department press release.
C. S. Barton, passed away on February 2, 2015 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville, MS.Â He was a retired insurance salesman with Farm Bureau and a member of Adaton Baptist Church.Â He was also a member of Civil Air Patrol.
He was preceded in death by his son, Thomas Michael Barton.
A record Mississippi State basketball season has not gone unnoticed.
The Bulldogs have won a school record 26 games overall this season, 11 in the Southeastern Conference and are the No. 3 seed in this week's SEC Tournament. MSU is ranked No. 11 by The Associated Press and No. 13 in the USA Today/WBCA Coaches Poll.